i really don't know

I am, at the age of 21, in the midst of questioning my own assigned gender. On the one hand, I do not feel entirely female most of the time; on the other, I am deeply proud of my womanhood, as someone brought up in a family of strong matriarchs, educated mostly in an all-female environment, and aware of my place in history and my inheritance of rights fought for by my woman ancestors. In short, mostly I feel that I am a woman, but not altogether a female one.
—  Something I have just written in my notebook as part of a longer essay I am working on.

In order to be a Herondale, you must:

- think of comebacks swiftly, like the coursing river

- occasionally act like a huge buffoon

- be as hot as a raging fire

- be as mysterious as the dark side of the moon